Written by Dentistry Today Friday, 12 September 2014 14:11
People with dental implants who suffer from depression may need to be careful about the medication they take.
The International and American Associations for Dental Research put together a study that shows drugs used for treating depression could raise the risk of bone fracture. This stems from the fact that Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors reduce bone formation.
The goal of the study was to explore the relationship between SSRIs and osseointegrated implants.
The research was conducted on patients with dental implants from January 2007 through January 2013. There were 916 dental implants in 490 patients who were used to judge the risk of failure associated with SSRIs.